We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blackbutt Reserve

Features Animals
Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
+61 2 4904 3344
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Still a delight

Took a friend here hoping to see the wildlife there used to be there many years ago to find that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Firsttimecruiser52
,
Newcastle, Australia
Love the bell birds 🐦

I love nature and this park did not disappoint. My sat Nav took me to the Richly Rd entrance which... read more

Reviewed yesterday
psykh
,
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Read all 707 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
With over 182 hectares of scenic natural bushland and variety of native fauna and flora species, Blackbutt Reserve offers an authentic Australian wildlife experience only moments from Newcastle CBD. Visitors can engage in both recreational and educational pursuits as they explore over 10 kilometres of stunning walking trails, unwind in peaceful picnic and playground areas and interact with our environment through unique wildlife exhibit, tours and encounters. Blackbutt Reserve is the place to go if you enjoy nature, love adventure and like to soak up culture like a sponge. And the best part is it's free for everyone to enjoy!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
CONTACT
Website
+61 2 4904 3344
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Newcastle
from US$ 187.50
More Info
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (707)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"animal enclosures"
in 46 reviews
"australian wildlife"
in 22 reviews
"parking fee"
in 16 reviews
"duck pond"
in 15 reviews
"nature reserve"
in 11 reviews
"great playground"
in 10 reviews
"wildlife park"
in 9 reviews
"bbq facilities"
in 25 reviews
"feeding the ducks"
in 8 reviews
"bbq area"
in 11 reviews
"family bbq"
in 7 reviews
"mini zoo"
in 7 reviews
"walking trails"
in 17 reviews
"play equipment"
in 15 reviews
"overseas visitors"
in 22 reviews
"great place for families"
in 9 reviews
"great family day"
in 12 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 685 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Took a friend here hoping to see the wildlife there used to be there many years ago to find that not only was it there but there has been much improvement including a kiosk, stylish toilets, a show/stage area and many more animals and birds....More

Thank Firsttimecruiser52
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love nature and this park did not disappoint. My sat Nav took me to the Richly Rd entrance which worked beautifully for me. Instantly I felt connected to the noises of nature, took a breath and relaxed. They are building a super big adventure...More

Thank psykh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always great place for families. Lots of animals to see and the kids love the walk through enclosure. Nice environment to relax in

Thank Jo-Anne T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jo-Anne for your lovely feedback

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a well preserved valley amongst intense urban/industrual development. Exposure to birdlife and a natural bushland setting. Uncluttered by overt commercial development. Car parking fees apply, not immediately evident. Toilet facilities onsite.

Thank valueformoney2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Valueformoney, you have described our beautiful nature reserve well

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 2 year old granddaughter. She loved the animals( koalas, kangaroos, emus, birds, frogs, ducks, turtles etc) A beautiful boardwalk, with eco friendly enclosures. A fun playground for littlies. Picnic tables to share lunch. Make sure you take aero guard for the mossies...More

Thank jennifer G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jennifer, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the visit.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming to Blackbutt Reserve since 1970 and I still adore the place. The new areas for families are truly amazing and a credit to all involved in the evolution of the area

1  Thank Viv D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Viv for your lovely feedback, Blackbutt Reserve definately holds a spot in many locals hearts.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is an amazing, free attraction and perfect for kids or people visiting from other countries who want to get a close look at some koalas and other native wildlife. There is a playground, a pond with ducks, bbq facilities, plenty of parking and...More

Thank Rachel_jeant
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some coworkers took me here on my last day in Australia - it was a great time and the animals were so cool - I highly recommend taking a visit here!

Thank 332ginad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a group of UK visitors as they had been unable to see any of our iconic wild-life. In less than 90 minutes we were able to show them kangaroos, wallabies, koalas echidnas and wombats and more. The Reserve is very well laid out...More

Thank Markin53
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Australia and fear that you will not see a kangaroo or a koala this might be the place for you! Although advertising indicates this is a wildlife park the animals are in either cages or enclosures so the experience is not...More

Thank Mary Anne C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 26 hotels in Newcastle
Mercure Charlestown
441 reviews
2.03 km away
Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel
847 reviews
2.21 km away
The Executive Inn
392 reviews
2.29 km away
Newcastle Heights Motel
51 reviews
2.29 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Gamble & Brown
23 reviews
.73 km away
Zeus Street Greek
5 reviews
.97 km away
Pizza Hut
5 reviews
1.10 km away
Lone Star Rib House
154 reviews
1.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Westfield Kotara
32 reviews
1.18 km away
UnrealVR
22 reviews
2.94 km away
Event Cinemas
16 reviews
.59 km away
Reading Cinemas
82 reviews
3.12 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Chris W
3 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
it's easiest by taxi or similar... buses woukd be slow, but if you have a few hours or more well worth it!
0
Votes
pippa b
20 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from paulpower2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Blackbutt Inn is less than 1km away and the coffee shop on site has a small selection of food. , but I'm not sure of it's opening hours.
2
Votes
kolleyflower
14 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Lenny V | Reviewed this property |
and yes can taxi. use Uber alot cheaper.
1
Vote
;